Archive for November 27, 2012

Clements Ribeiro Clover Cardigan

When the Swan by Clements Ribeiro collection for Evans first came out, I went gaga for this cardigan;  great colors and a unique design caught my eye immediately.  At the time, however, it was expensive ($100) and I didn’t have enough spending money to order it.  Fast forward a couple of months and Evans put the entire line on sale for 40 or 50% off.  I snapped it up.

I wanted the cardigan to shine, so I am wearing it mostly with pieces you’ve seen before: black Coldwater Creek Ponte Trousers and a black tee (that either needs to be re-dyed or replaced soon).

The only touch of “jazzing it up” this morning was with the shoes I found this past weekend at TJ Maxx; these are a Clark’s wine-colored suede clog wedge that I picked up for $39.99; very comfortable and easy to walk in. Plus I am OBSESSED with this color.

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Random Thoughts:

  • I’m very low energy today; what I REALLY wanted was another two hours of sleep.  I kept dozing back off after hitting snooze.  I blame it on my dog, who was curled up tightly in the arch of my back being warm and sleepy….
  • I am currently mourning my red Coach bag; this past weekend I applied a coating of leather conditioner to my black coach and decided to do the same to the red; unfortunately all these black marks showed up and the bag is looking terrible.  I’m still trying to figure out if it can be cleaned up or is just a total loss.
  • I am currently bidding on a bag I really want off of ebay; *fingers crossed*  Of course if I get it I have to take the similar (but lower quality) one I ordered from Kohls back, which is always a pain.  Still, I would rather have the higher quality real leather bag.
  • I am going to see a podiatrist tomorrow; my right foot has been hurting more than is reasonable lately, and while I don’t know if there is anything they can do I can at least get it looked at so that I don’t do any more damage.  With my luck I have some sort of stress fracture and will be wearing sneakers for the next 6 months.
  • I’m taking an art history class this semester, just for fun, and really wish I had more time to spend on it.  I may spend time going through the book again after the semester is over.  I mean really, the entire renaissance in 2 weeks?  That just isn’t enough time.  We are skipping huge swaths of great art and skimming over much of the rest.  [Being career focused in college is all well and good, but there are a lot of things like this that I never took because I was so focused on making sure I was never broke.  Now that I’m desperately overeducated and reasonably secure, I am taking a lot of those courses that got skipped along the way.]
  • I am a premier shopper, yet over the past week I have been unable to shop for anything other than purses, and even THOSE I’ve only had limited luck on.  It’s kind of strange, actually.
  • Seriously, someone explain to me who all these people are who buy $1,000+ purses?  I mean I have yet to buy one that cost over $200, and feel generally like I am spending a lot on my bags. Yet the flash sale sites all have bags running in the hundreds to thousands of dollars, and those bags often show as sold out!  I just can’t imagine paying a thousand dollars for something I am going to set on the floor, toss around in the car and otherwise beat up the way a purse get’s beaten up.  I am not poor, but that kind of spending just seems outrageous   Maybe that’s the difference between being upper class and being upper middle class; the latter still has to make choices and trade-offs in their spending, while the former can afford to buy a thousand dollar purse and set it on a public bathroom floor.